PLAYER PROFILE

Marija Mirkovic

  • Age27
  • Born23 February 1990
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesHillside, Victoria
  • Height178 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachDejan Petrovic

On court

  • Started playing tennis aged eight.
  • Reached the final of ITF Futures Pro Circuit events in New Zealand and Romania in 2008.
  • Broke into the World’s top 300 in 2009, her first full season on the senior ITF Futures circuit.
  • Secured her maiden ITF Futures doubles titles in 2010, winning in Bundaberg, Queensland and Torun, Poland.
  • Favourite tournament is the Australian Open because it is played in her home city.
  • Strongest shot is her double-handed backhand.
  • Tennis idols are Maria Sharapova, because she is always so eager to win, and Justine Henin, because she was a tireless worker.
  • Ambition is to reach the top 10 in the world.

Off court

  • Her father, Jovica, is an electrical engineer, and her mother, Stana, is a paediatrician.
  • She has an older sister, Milena, who she describes as the biggest influence in her life.
  • Hobbies include listening to pop and R’n’B music, cooking, photography, shopping and going to the beach.
  • Other sports she plays recreationally are soccer and volleyball.

Year-end singles ranking history

2011 614
2010 362
2009 299
2008 519
2007 573
2006 943 

Titles/Finals

Titles

None

Finals

2008 Wellington ITF, Romania ITF

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